What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Fair and Balanced

If you're a conservative guest on Hannity and Colmes, and need to know how to respond to the "hard pressing" questions from liberal host Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity will be there to hold your hand. Because fair and balanced means telling your guests what to say, instead of letting them respond on their own.

According to the New York Daily News, on the March 31 episode of Hannity and Colmes, Hannity coached his guests, two former nurses of Terri Schiavo, between commercials, on how to respond to questions from Alan Colmes. (A tape of the comments was obtained by comedian/radio personality Harry Shearer and aired on his program Le Show last week).

Here's a transcript of what Hannity said:

"Just say 'I'm here to tell what I saw' matter what the question, 'I'm here to tell you what I saw. I'm here to tell you what I saw.'"

"Say, 'I'm not going to be distracted by silliness.' How's that? Does that help you? Look into the camera. Look at me when I'm talking."

What better way is there to get to the truth by telling your guest what the truth is?

Fox News. They report, and they decide.

Speaking of Fox News, Media Matters For America reported that Bill O'Reilly is convinced gay marriage will result in someone wanting to marry a goat. Really. A goat. Here's the quote, from the March 29 broadcast of The Radio Factor:

So this is just the beginning, ladies and gentlemen, of this crazy gay marriage insanity -- is gonna lead to all kinds of things like this. Courts are gonna be clogged. Every nut in the world is gonna -- somebody's gonna come in and say, "I wanna marry the goat." You'll see it; I guarantee you'll see it.

Which raises the question, how does O'Reilly know it's going to be a goat? What about a buffalo or a duck-billed platypus? Who knows what kind of craziness will ensue with gay marriage. Bill O'Reilly seems to know.

And finally, my favorite pundit, Ann Coulter, weighing in on an incident a few months back where she was attacked with pies. In her latest column, Coulter offered this opinion of the pie throwers:

Last October, two liberals responded to my speech at the University of Arizona – during question and answer, no less – by charging the stage and throwing two pies at me from a few yards away. Fortunately for me, liberals not only argue like liberals, they also throw like girls.

And now, the good part:

Unfortunately for them, Republican men don't react favorably to two "Deliverance" boys trying to sucker-punch a 110-pound female in a skirt and heels. The geniuses ended up with bloody noses and broken bones.

That's what is great about Ann. In the same column, where she decries physical attacks against conservatives, she thinks it's great that the pie-throwers were beaten to the point of breaking bones.

Ann, what would we do without you?


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